I know how to link a word or phrase from another program within Scrivener. What I don’t know, and can’t seem to find any information on, is how to accurately identify the originally sourced URL, for example, theguardian.com/uk.
Sure, I can “Copy Special” but if I do that for the link I just get an internal link starting out like x-scrivener-item:///Users/.
18.104.22.168 – the latest! What do you think I could be doing wrong?
Let’s be clear, I have no problem running a Safari linked page in Scrivener. What I do have a problem with is if I want to know the source URL of the page. I’m currently using Scrivener to set up a book project called, ‘Unlearning’ and I have to use a lot of source material. I only discovered today when I was posting up some of this material that I couldn’t get to the original URL to replicate the link on my website.
Wait a second… did you copy and add an external URL, pointing to a web page, or did you import a web page into the Research part of Scrivener and then try to link to that? I don’t understand what you mean by “running a Safari linked page in Scrivener”.
ScrivenerTid is running 2.5 so it’s not the latest version. Anyway, I’ve resolved the issue. When you drag a Safari page into Scrivener it doesn’t give you the option to source the original URL. It’s only when you go via File>Import>Webpage, do you have the right-click contextual menu which gives you the option to Open the ‘Original URL in Browser’. I’ve supplied the visuals so that you can see what I’m referring to below:-
Ah. This is a different kettle of fish. Your earlier screenshots and messages appeared to be talking about “Add Link…” the usual way (by highlighting text, then Add Link, then adding the url) which would give the right-click options that lunk and I got. You’re actually now talking about the actual import of a webpage not the creation of a link.